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CLIL Lesson Plan Template for TEYL

Date: _________________6th April 2017______________________


School:_____________Szkoa Podstawowa nr 209______________
Teacher:_Mirella Stugient / Marta Szymaska (mentor teacher)__
Subject:________English, Biology, Geography_________________
Lesson title Animals on seven continents

Class length 45 min

Class/ student Reception class


information
24 students

Overall to revise with students the names of animals previously introduced


instructional
to make students acquainted with the concept of continents and their
aims characteristic animals

Objectives content Topics:


seven continents (North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia,
Australia, Antarctica), animals characteristic of seven continents
Facts:
There are seven continents.
Different animals live on different continents.
New understandings:
Students will understand that: there are seven continents and that some
animals are characteristic of given continents.
language Content-obligatory language objectives
Learners will be able to:
name the continents and the animals characteristic of them.
Content-compatible language objectives
Learners will be able to:
say what the temperature is like on different continents (hot, cold).

Language functions: classifying

Key language structures:

.... lives in ..... (continent).

Key vocabulary:

continent, names of continents, names of animals (kangaroo, koala, fox,


etc.)

cognitio Lower-order thinking skills:


n remembering naming continents and animals
Higher-order thinking skills:
analysing classifyig animals according to the continents they are
characteristic of
culture Familiar concepts used in a new way:
maps represent not only countries but also bigger entities, i.e. continents
Unfamiliar concepts:
some animals are characteristic of a given continent and culture
Instructional Building background: eliciting key vocabulary and basic knowledge regarding the
strategies (building topic
background, using Learning phases: elicitation (speaking), presentation of new concepts/vocabulary
learning phases, (listening), practice as a whole class (speaking) and in groups (writing, speaking)
integrating Scaffolding: instructional using visuals (maps, flashcards); procedural group
modalities, using work, using gestures, mimes; verbal paraphrasing, pre-teaching key vocabulary
scaffolding, etc.)

Describe briefly

Justification for Students need to understand that there are various kinds of animals, some of which
lesson are not present in Poland and Europe but are characteristic of other continents.

(why is it important
to your students)

Assessment for/as Observing students and their participation throughout the lesson, asking questions
learning and evaluating the answers, checking the group work and revising key concepts

Teaching Book: Mapy. Obrazkowa podr po ldach, morzach i kulturach wiata, by A., D.
Mizieliscy; whiteboard; OHP; flashcards; materials needed for a group work
materials (pictures of animals, continents, paper)

Stages Lesson procedure (describe the activities and Justification for the activity
and instructional strategies) (content, language, cognition,
time culture)

1. Introducing the concept of seven continents by means Students have a chance to recall
Lead- of a map the information connected with
in/Prese maps, which they obtained before
ntation Teacher reminds students about the concept of a map during their EE classes, and get
and what it stands for. She introduces the idea of seven acquainted with new terms and
3 min continents and provides students with their names and concepts, such as the names of
some basic characteristics connected with the continents.
temperature. Students listen to the teacher and provide
her with the knowledge about maps that they already
possess.
2. Memorising the names of continents song Students practise the new
Practice vocabulary in a form of a song.
1 Teacher uses a song to help students remember the
3 min names of continents. She projects a map of a world to
help students associate the terms with certain shapes on
the map. Students practise the names of continents by
saying them and pointing to the right shape on the map.
3. Recalling the names of animals known and introducing Students have a chance to recall
Practice some new ones the vocabulary introduced during
2 the previous lesson and learn
Teacher uses flashcards to elicit from students the some new terms.
4 min names of animals introduced before and to introduce
new ones. Students provide teacher with the names of
animals they remember and get acquainted with new
ones.
4. Categorising animals according to the continents they Students have a chance to use
Presenta are characteristic of their general knowledge, and
tion / practise the new vocabulary in
Practice Teacher uses flashcards and a map projected on the order to categorise animals, as
3 whiteboard to categorise animals according to the well as get acquainted with the
continents they are characteristic of. She asks students idea of animals being
7 min to help her. Students try to categorise animals. characteristic for a given part of
the world.
5. Creating a map and matching animals with the Students have a chance to
Practice continents (group work) practise the knowledge acquired
4 during the lesson and work in
Teacher divides students into groups and asks them to groups.
25 min create a map of the world from the separate continents
and glue the pictures of some animals onto the correct
continent. Students work together in groups to complete
the task.
6. Checking the group work results Students show their work and get
Recap some feedback.
Teacher checks students' works. Students have a chance
3 min to revise some key vocabulary.

Reflections:

As I have not actually seen the students working on a task in groups, I decided to include such form
of an activity in the lesson and it turned out to be a great success. I could observe how the pupils
worked together, how they helped each other and how they divided among themselves the smaller
tasks needed to complete the assignment. It showed me that peer cooperation can happen also
among pupils as young as 6/7 year old.